Supporters of the very worthwhile and popular Cape Cod Cares for Our Troops organization now have three additional places to drop off goods for soldier care packages.
This month, three local attorneys, John S. Moffa, Chantal K. Hayes and Juliane Soprano have offered their offices as donation drop-off sites:
For the past decade, Cape Cod Cares for Our Troops has been collecting, assembling and sending care packages to the troops in Iran and Afghanistan. "Drop off locations are important because it gives the whole community a chance to do something for our service men and women who are deployed overseas," said Cape Cod Cares for Our Troops co-founder Michelle DeSilva.
Since DeSilva's son Dylan started the non-profit in 2005, more than 21,000 care packages have been sent overseas, according to the organization's website. Each care package brings a little bit of home to the soldiers who receive them.
The items highest on the list now are men's shaving cream, body wash, diaper/hand wipes and snack foods such as granola bars--all items a soldier can stow in their knapsacks.
"The troops are so happy to know that people are thinking about them and they are not forgotten," DeSilva said.
For more information, a list of suggested items or other drop-off locations, visit the Cape Cod Cares for Our Troops website here.